The “Nevertheless” That Makes the Difference
Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.
After a night of failure came the turn when they passed from defeat to victory, and they did it when they crossed the bridge marked Nevertheless. “We have toiled, “ Peter said, but now “at thy word, I will let down the net.” When we move from we to Thy, we have crossed the bridge. After they caught a superabundance of fish, Jesus said, “Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men” (5:10). When we cross the bridge called Nevertheless, the next sign reads HENCEFORTH. This is success.